US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Broad Crackdown on Leaks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers. Making the announcement on Aug. 4, Sessions said that the Department of Justice would implement a broad crackdown on unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He demanded that the “culture of leaking must stop.” The attorney general said that the … Continued

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Leaves Democratic Party at Trump Rally

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Appearing at a rally with President Donald Trump in West Virginia, the state’s Gov. Jim Justice announced that he’s leaving the Democratic Party that he said abandoned him and is joining the Republican Party. Speaking to a crowd of thousands gathered at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington on Aug. … Continued

Coast Guard ‘Will Not Break Faith’ With Transgender Troops, Leader Says

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The head of the U.S. Coast Guard has reaffirmed his commitment to transgender troops under his command, despite President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. On Aug. 1, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft announced that he will “not turn [his] back” or … Continued

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — President Trump has signed into law legislation that imposes new sanctions on Russia as well as restricts Trump’s own ability to ease those sanctions. On Aug. 2, Trump signed the bill, which was approved overwhelmingly by Congress last week. It levies new sanctions on Moscow for its interference in the 2016 … Continued

Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as New FBI Director

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — President Donald Trump officially has a new FBI director. On Aug. 1, the Senate easily confirmed Christopher Wray as the next head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wray’s nomination was largely uncontroversial, approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month. A former senior Justice Department official, Wray told … Continued

White House: Trump ‘Weighed In’ on Son’s Scrutinized Statement

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The White House confirms President Donald Trump “weighed in” on his son Donald Trump Jr.’s statement about the younger Trump’s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer. On Aug. 1, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president “weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had.” … Continued

McCain Starts Cancer Treatment in Arizona

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has left Capitol Hill to begin cancer treatment. According to a statement from his office, the Arizona senator will “begin a standard post-surgical regimen of targeted radiation and chemotherapy” on July 31. The 80-year-old was diagnosed with … Continued

Reince Priebus Replaced by John Kelly as Chief of Staff

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has replaced Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. Priebus, the former Republican National Committee chairman, had served as chief of staff since Trump entered office in January. John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, had served as Secretary of Homeland Security. Trump … Continued

GOP Obamacare ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill Fails

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast the crucial surprise vote that killed Senate Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal Obamacare. In the early morning hours of July 28, Republican senators failed to pass a slimmed-down health care package, being called a “skinny repeal,” by a vote of 49-51. McCain — who returned to … Continued

Scaramucci Calls Out Priebus Over White House Leaks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tensions between two of President Trump’s top advisers reached a breaking point Thursday after White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly insinuated that chief of staff Reince Priebus has been leaking information. The flare up began late July 26 when Scaramucci indicated that Priebus was behind a “leak” to a Politico … Continued